Bahá’í Temple of South America designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects is a 2017 recipient of the AIA Innovation Award.

The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.

All AIA Members, nonmembers, and academic institutions are invited to submit provided the following criteria is met:

  • Entrants must not be Innovation Awards Jury Members, or work for a firm or organization in which other employees are Jury Members.  Submissions by jury members or by any firm or organization of which they are members or have a substantial interest are not permitted.
  • All entries must receive permissions from owners and other team members and acknowledge that permission as part of the submission.​

Image credits


Guy Wenborne